Author Archives: Wilbur's Travels

Sunday Photo – Mini Christ The Redeemer, Havana

Jordan’s Jewels – Part 4 (Amman)

Our final destination was the capital where we would stay for two nights – one in the plush Crowne Plaza and one in a small threadbare hotel near the centre. On our first night we decided to stay in the hotel complex where we ordered a feast and some beers. Amman was known as a […]

Wordless Wednesday – Segovia Aqueduct 

Wordless Wednesday – King’s Highway Jordan

Jordan’s Jewels – Part 3 (Wadi Rum)

Having been spoiled rotten by the greatness of Petra, we now headed for the desert and in particular Wadi Rum. Two other guests in our hotel were making the same trip so we shared a 4×4 for the 106 km drive towards Jordan’s southern tip. We were dropped at the bottom of a dirt track […]

Wordless Wednesday – Cuban Artist, Santiago

Jordan’s Jewels – Part One

Our taxi driver met us at Amman Airport with a sign saying ‘Welcome Big Ears and Wilbur.’ My little joke went down very well, even though we had arrived bleary eyed in the small hours of the day. It was September 2006 and we were paying our third visit to the holy lands. We started […]

In The Lebanon – Part Two

We had arranged a taxi to take us on a grand tour to see the oldest cedar trees (the symbol of the country) in Lebanon, onto the ancient port city of Byblos (both the Bible and the word for ‘books’ in many languages are derived from the city’s name) and finally on to the northern […]

Jordan’s Jewels – Part Two (Petra)

We set off bright and early for what promised to be the highlight of our trip – we were not to be disappointed. We planned to spend two nights in the Crowne Plaza just outside the Nabatean site, in the lap of semi luxury thanks to my business trip garnered loyalty points. En route we […]

Sub Standard 

Having suffered an excruciating arrival into Sevastopol by overnight bus from Odessa followed by a stressful two hours trying to secure train tickets to Lviv a few days hence and finally taking 90 minutes to find a hotel with vacancies, we would finally have a fabulous treat in store. After recovering with a late breakfast […]